sleep and relationships|Nutrition Nuptials

How Sleep Affects Our Health and Relationships

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By Agnes Green

The following article is a Guest Blog Post created by Tuck Sleep Foundation exclusively for readers of Nutrition Nuptials. Tuck Sleep Foundation is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been featured on NPR, Lifehacker, Radiolab and is referenced by many colleges/universities and sleep organizations across the web. For more info, visit www.tuck.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter

People spend roughly a third of their lifetimes in bed. That’s a lot of time! It is smart to periodically take stock of the implications of the quality of your bedtime for your health and relationships.  Continue reading “How Sleep Affects Our Health and Relationships”

Getting into a Dining Groove

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Creating a life together certainly has its challenges.  Whether or not you realize it, your dining habits can play a major role in your relationship with your significant other AND the potential for weight gain.  Maybe you’ve started to put the habit in cohabitation– and maybe you have no clue where to get started.  Never fear, some handy Registered Dietitian tips are here! Continue reading “Getting into a Dining Groove”

Healthy Relationships and Health

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Healthy Relationships = Healthy Lives

  1. Long-term relationships, such as  marriage, become more important later in life for maintaining a sense of companionship- even though we may lose touch with friends later in life and don’t spend as much time together, your partner is always going to be there.
  2. As our immune system weakens with age, poor relationships can lead to stress, which can further accelerate the decline in our immunity.
  3. Chronic diseases that occur with aging, such as high blood pressure, can become more aggravated by stress, which includes a stressful relationship situation.
Source: Umberson et al. (2006) You Make Me Sick: Marital Quality and Health Over the Life Course